Women in Distress

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Pia Olsson

Self-understanding among 20th-century Finnish rural women

ISBN 978-3-643-90133-0
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2011
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe European Studies in Culture and Policy

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Women in Distress presents Finnish women through their reminiscenses.
These touching stories provide an idea of the many layered historical and
personal elements that have affected rural women’s lives during the
20 th
century. The research focuses on both the way women have experienced their
lives and the way they have wanted to depict these experiences. At the
societal level, the 20 th century can be seen as a time of enormous change
for women. However, at the core of these narrations, instances of missed
opportunity, gender conflict and mental submission persist, thus
challenging the image of the strong Finnish woman.

Pia Olsson is a university researcher in ethnology at the University of

Cover image:

Tyyni Vahter 1937, National Board of Antiquities.